Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas 2008

We had a great Christmas at our house this year. On Christmas Eve, we went to my sister's house and had our annual Christmas Eve party! We ate yummy food, watched Mr. Krueger's Christmas (we watch it every year - it's the one with Jimmy Stewart), and Santa Clause came to visit! I'll have to post those pics later, they are on my dad's camera. For an added bonus, this year Jake's brother and his wife decided to join us for Christmas. It was so fun having them here! On Christmas day, we opened presents, ate yummy food, relaxed and played games. Here are some highlights from our day . . .

Emmy opening a "Max and Ruby" video - her favorite show! Can you see the smile on her face?

Emmy got a princess blanket - it is so cozy! Uncle Alex is helping her look at it.

Uncle Alex, Aunt Mary and Ellie got Emmy this bike! She loves it! Thanks, guys! They got Ellie one, too, so now they have twin bikes!

Emmy and Ellie riding their new Barbie bikes in Grammy and Papa's garage.

Emmy was having so much fun riding her new bike!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

We are back from our sunny cruise to Mexico! While the snow was falling down back home, we were drinking Pina Colada's and sun bathing on the beach! But, before I post about our trip, we wanted to let everyone know . . .

we are expecting baby number two! We are so excited to share the news! I'm 12 weeks pregnant, which makes July 5th my due date. The old belly is already starting to thicken up! I don't look pregnant yet, just chubby :) Oh the joys of pregnancy! But it's all worth it in the end, right?

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Card Photo

Well, since we are going on a cruise (we leave tonight!), I'm not going to have time to do Christmas cards this year. Which is ok with me! It gives me an excuse not to do them :) Plus it will save us a little cash, not sending them out. So, here is the photo that would have been on our Christmas card . . .

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Four {blissfull} Years

Four years ago, Jake and I were married for time and all eternity. We were married at 1:30 in the afternoon. By the time we were done with the ceremony and were done taking pictures outside the temple, we were starving! So on our way to the reception, we went through the McDonalds drive-thru for a little cheeseburger goodness, Jake in his tux and me in my wedding dress! We then had a reception/dinner at the Grand America hotel. It was a beautiful day that I will never forget. (Our computer and scanner are having problems, so I had to take pics of our wedding album to post . . .)

I am so lucky I found this wonderful man! He is the best husband and the best father. He is so selfless, giving and kind. He would do absolutely anything for Emmy and I. We are so lucky to have him in our lives. I love you, Jake, and am so proud to be your wife.

We decided, last minute, to go on a cruise for our anniversary! We will be going on a seven-day cruise to the Mexican Riviera. We leave Friday night. I'll have lots of pics to post when I get back!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Santa Clause!

The Dicken's Festival was this weekend and we got to see Santa again! Remember THIS from last year? Well, Emmy was so good with Santa this year! Just look at this adorable picture:

Isn't that just adorable? And she told Santa "Thank you, Santa" after he gave her a candy cane :) I also got to sing again at the Dicken's Festival this year. It was a blast! We did a little Christmas shopping and got in the Christmas spirit.

Also, I wanted to share one of the cute things Emmy has been doing lately. She's been running up to me, holding one finger up and saying, "I'll be right back . . . " and then tells me what she's doing in one word. For instance, she'll say, "I'll be right back, dancing." Or "I'll be right back, dress," meaning she wants to put on one of her dress-up dresses. It is so cute! And her face is all serious when she says it.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving (a few days late . . .)!!! We had such a great week last week. The family fun started on Tuesday night when my brother and his family came down. On Wednesday, we went 4-wheeling and had a great time . . .

We told Emmy to put her hands in her pockets because it was so cold and we forgot her gloves. She was so cute!

My brother and his two adorable kids
This is on Thanksgiving day. My sister and her family came, as well. If you look close, you can see a cute little teeny dog that Emmy is holding. It is my sister's niece's dog. So little and cute! We all ate at my parent's house and had a DeLiCiOuS meal! This was the year my mom was going to teach my sister and I how to cook a turkey . . . we didn't wake up in time to learn :) Guess we'll have to learn next year!
On Saturday we headed up north and got to visit with Jake's dad for a little while. Emmy had a lot of fun playing with her grandpa!
After the visit with grandpa, we headed over to Jake's sister's house where we got to eat our second Thanksgiving meal! Does it get better than that? Jake's mom, sisters and brother and their families were there. I only took a couple of pics, and this is one of them, Emmy and Ellie jumping on the trampoline. Emmy had a lot of fun playing with her cousins all weekend!

We had such a great weekend! It was so great to see family and relax. Jake didn't have to work all weekend, so he just got to be home with us. Can't ask for a better holiday weekend than that!